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Your Best Halloween Costume is a PIM System

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We’re going to give you the scare of your life, but don’t worry, we’re not going to put on a Donald Trump or a vampire mask! It’s time to get ready for Black Friday! Think it’s too soon? In e-commerce, you should know by now that you need to start preparing for a new season well ahead of its launch dates.

The number of searches about Black Friday starts increasing around the 23rd of October. They intensify between the 30th and the 31st of October and they peak on the key date in November. Don’t be afraid of beginning to plan now – why not launch a Halloween-themed campaign meanwhile, if you want to try out a few strategies?

Since we don’t want to scare you any more and we certainly don’t want to scare your customers as you fine tune your online store, we thought we might remind you about the different steps that are absolutely vital if your autumn campaign is to triumph on Black Friday. And we’re going to provide you with a costume that everybody can afford – no complicated cosplays that are exclusive to elite companies: PIM is useful for every e-commerce and any type of business (you can start with our free trial period!). Don’t let them mistake your costume for laziness, sweep away the cobwebs from your catalogue and take the lead in the season that has the most online sales of the year!

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Does Your Business Need a Paper Catalogue? Printed and Digital Catalogues in Ecommerce

I want this! I want this! I-WANT-THIS!

How many times did you shout out that as a child, while you were marking your favourite toys in the Christmas catalogue with a pen? Some brochure made up by a designer with so much love was then suddenly turned into a drawing and writing platform for young children. But the catalogue had fulfilled its purpose: to reach its target market and encourage a wish that Santa (pssst: the parents) would take care of for it to come true.

A very dangerous factor intervenes here, and it’s the number one enemy of any online business: nostalgia. If there’s somewhere we have to look towards, it’s the future, and not the past.  Not even childhood bliss. But despite all the new tools and technologies that we talk about, paper catalogues are still appearing in letterboxes, on doormats and among piles of publicity at shop entrances. How is this possible? What is this waste all about during a time of needed ecological awareness? Did you make a good decision when you stopped printing your catalogues, or was it a very bad decision?

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La importancia del e-commerce móvil: Cómo adaptar tu e-commerce a nuevas pantallas

Derek Zoolander, personaje creado por Ben Stiller en 2001, aguardaba con entusiasmo a que le mostrasen su proyecto para una escuela infantil. Qué extraña decepción cuando debajo de la tela se le revela una maqueta tamaño Playmobil. «¿Qué es esto? ¿Una escuela para hormigas? ¿Cómo van a aprender los niños a leer ahí dentro?» Dejando de lado que Zoolander es un poco corto de entendederas, en realidad su reacción se repite en muchos usuarios de e-commerce día tras día. ¿Cómo va a caber una tienda, un enorme centro comercial, en mi pequeño teléfono móvil?

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El milagro tecnológico no es difícil de entender, pero sí de aplicar correctamente. Ante la expansión del uso de los dispositivos móviles, muchas marcas pensaron que un iPhone era como una maqueta a escala: bastaba con introducir dentro todos los datos que ya existían en sus catálogos web. El resultado es, precisamente, digno de hormigas. Si intentamos reunir todos los datos de una web en una versión que dispone de menor espacio en pantalla, los elementos, los textos y las imágenes se van a apiñar hasta el punto de que sea imposible verlos sin lupa. Y ya sabemos que todos los móviles tienen un zoom digital… y que no es nada cómodo de usar.

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Cómo preparar una nueva temporada en e-commerce con un PIM

“Esto tiene que estar listo sí o sí este día de este mes”, y las palabras van acompañadas de un círculo en tinta roja permanente.

Especialmente si trabajas en una empresa de moda, habrás oído esta terrorífica frase durante la preparación de las nuevas temporadas de primavera/verano, otoño/invierno y épocas especiales como Navidad. Son los momentos más estresantes del año, pues se acumula una gran cantidad de tareas que se deben realizar en un corto espacio de tiempo. La perfección no es un objetivo, sino una obligación a contrarreloj para el día del lanzamiento.

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Sin embargo, si lo ves con perspectiva, cada año surgen las mismas tareas repetitivas vinculadas a la información de catálogo, necesidades que se han ido abordando durante muchos años sin orden ni método. La ansiedad de esos momentos nubla lo obvio que es aprender a anticiparse: con un poco de orden y utilizando las herramientas adecuadas, puedes simplificar las fechas más agobiantes del año, acortando los periodos de preparación de nuevas temporadas en más de la mitad del tiempo. Además, estructurando los procesos conseguirás que la calidad de los contenidos que preparéis mejoren considerablemente.

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Las últimas novedades en Sales Layer con más funciones y más sencillez

¿Recuerdas que no hace mucho tiempo trajimos importantes añadidos y mejoras en los servicios de Sales Layer? Pues tanto si ya eres cliente como si estás pensando en sumar un PIM a tu negocio, volvemos a colocar sobre la mesa más novedades que ayudarán a tu empresa para una experiencia diaria de e-commerce cada vez más eficaz y completa. Estas son los últimas actualizaciones que podrás encontrar en Sales Layer. Continue reading “Las últimas novedades en Sales Layer con más funciones y más sencillez” »

What payment methods can you use in your online shop?

Getting the customer to finally make the purchase is the real challenge of the electronic commerce.The shopping cart is abandoned 67% of the time.Two of the main reasons are the quality of the product’s site, which would be resolved with a PIM as Sales Layer and another main reason would be the mistrust of the consumer when paying online.We have here the different payment methods and the best way to find the one that best suits your e-commerce.

We must focus on three characteristics: the ease, speed and security in the purchase of product. In addition to it, the ecommerce should be renewed as the different payment methods are updated paying attention to the consumer’s satisfaction.

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#1. Payment methods proposed by the bank (virtual TPV)

Given that banks are increasingly likely to linked to the SME projects of ecommerce they can analyze your project from the bank itself and determine which virtual POS option suits your business best. If you choose their consultancy you will have insured security issues, obligations and guarantees.
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What are the 16 Tips a Perfect Product Site must have?

We have done a research from Sales Layer to know the most important characteristics a perfect product site must have

Spatially situating ourselves and analyzing our most direct setting no one can deny that the distance between technology and reality is less and less and this is one of the main points we’ve taken into account.

All the time we’ve been emerged on this sector we’ve asked ourselves a constant question. What is the differential element for a person to decide to pay up to 20 times more the cost of a product similar to other when purchasing something online? If the purchasing experience when a client pays up on a physical store is potentially different from when they do it on a vertical business, focusing on fashion, for example, shouldn’t the online experience be differential as well?

#1.Image Quality

With the product photography we present a product to advertise and, in the case of ecommerce, for your clients to purchase. The importance of a perfect looking product is an obligation of the online store. Even if you have to pay to hire a professional photographer, it’s essential so you can get the return of the investment.

The image must show the characteristics of the product clearly and must be well lit and realistic. In addition to it, they must be of great quality so the client can perceive all the characteristics.

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#2.Multiple Images

If the client is going to pay, it’s important they can perceive all the characteristics from different angles and positions.

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We launched a New Version with Excel mode included

Since Sales Layer was born the objective has always been maximum simplicity and easiness of the software for all of our clients. To prove it the new version’s update brings the Excel Mode included and we become the first PIM software to include it.  

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#1Why is it better than the previous version?

You will now be able to edit you Excel content directly from our platform. The content will be edited in the moment and it’s simple to use. An excel template we all know how to use but in the cloud, with the same features and actions directly thought for Sales Layer.

#2.Is it simple to use?

We have always counted with the best developers. Our objective is developing for all the users betting for the best way to adapt our software to the customers. By simply getting into the editable version indicated above you will be able to edit any field. This is the authentic reality of omni-channel sales.

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5 Tips for Preparing a New Season on an e-commerce

Spring has just begun and we have to start thinking about the perfect accessories to shine this summer. In the age when the online stores are going crazy preparing the launch of this summer season. Calm down – with this tips your e-commerce will be a success this season.

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#1.Set a specific goal for this new season

Every time we speak about campaign planning you have to understand you’re chasing a goal. No goals, no results. You need to set a common objective of the summer campaign, and then you have to set the goals as the launch date approaches. It’s about connecting bridges until finally conquering the castle and achieving maximum success. The most common for a summer campaign is to set “Increase sales regarding last year’s” as an objective, but they can be infinite other objectives, like, “increase sales in a specific geographic area” or simply “increase sales directed to a specific target”. The objective of the campaign is a task for your marketing team but it’s very important for it to have the following characteristics:

#It’s realistic. Depending on the sector some numbers can be more realistic than others but the target must be achievable.

#It’s measurable. It’s important there are numbers in there, for example “Increase 3% of the sales.”

#It’s a challenge for your company. That who dreams can make a dream come true, that who doesn’t dream will never do it.

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5 Examples of Growth Hacking that were a Big Success

The success of big computer companies is seldom hidden behind powerful campaigns of Growth Hacking strengthened by the creative ones of this companies. In here, we are going to analyze 5 examples of success using Growth Hacking. Companies like Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn have used strategies to boost their success.

Growth Hackers combine tactical concepts of marketing with potential features of the product their are dealing with. The marketing strategies they develop are different depending on the market in which you work and your potential client’s characteristics.

Let’s start with the examples, you’ll be surprise for sure!

5 Examples of Growth Hacking that were a Big Success

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One of the best examples of Growth Hacking in the history is Twitter. Many people use Twitter and the main reason for this is that they can read in an instant what the people they follow say or think.

When Twitter started, it was widely accepted and became popular very quickly and with no great difficulty because users shared this tool with their circles through blogs and social networks.

In no time they noticed that their biggest problem was people creating a user but they quickly stopped using the application. Once they detected the main problem, they did not kick off large campaigns to re-active users, they decided to reinvent their product and analyze what changes caused the lost of interest in their users.

They ran many tests and usability studies with potential clients and they got to the conclusion that if they offered the users between 5 to 10 accounts to follow when they registered for the service, it was more likely that the loyalty for the service will increase. If you could quickly see valuable content that could generate continuity on the net, it was a done deal.

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